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Air Force One - New Livery?  
User currently offlineBaldguy From Canada, joined May 2001, 148 posts, RR: 0
Posted (12 years 9 months 1 week 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 2099 times:

Great special on the US Air Force One on National Geographic the other night.

While I think the livery is appropriate, maybe it's time for an update. Any of you livery-designing guys have any suggestions?

BTW, just got the trial version of Adobe Illustrator, downloaded some vectored drawings from Airbus and had a ball!


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User currently offlineBoeing nut From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (12 years 9 months 1 week 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 1962 times:

I disagree. I think the current scheme is beautiful, and it is known around the world. Why mess with perfection?

My two cents.


User currently offlineHeavymetal From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (12 years 9 months 1 week 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 1922 times:

I think the current scheme is awesome.

Correct me if I'm wrong, but the current scheme, and its' previous incarnation on the Boeing 707, was designed by none other than First Lady Jackie Kennedy?


User currently offlineVirginA340 From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 15 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (12 years 9 months 1 week 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 1906 times:

As a memory to Jacki Kennedy they need to keep this scheme. While other world leaders fly in planes that have bland paintscheme we've got the best.


"FUIMUS"
User currently offlineBostonBeau From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 462 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (12 years 9 months 1 week 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 1892 times:

I think the design was commissioned by Mrs. Kennedy, but as I recall the designer was Raymond Loewy (sp)

User currently offlineGreg From United Kingdom, joined May 2005, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (12 years 9 months 1 week 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 1888 times:

Yes, it was Raymond Loewry...while working for Walter Teague & Assoc. (world famous industrial designers)came up with this timeless design.
It's goal was to be bold, and instantly identifiable.

It achieves both. It needs no revision.


User currently offlineJaysit From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (12 years 9 months 1 week 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 1872 times:

Puhleez.

Get your itchy livery-changing trigger fingers off of AirForce One. Everyone on here is so livery obsessed - its like they just wanna see something new and pretty every single day (low attention span of the MTV generation, maybe??).

Just leave well enough alone.


User currently offlineSkychuck From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (12 years 9 months 1 week 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 1859 times:

I've never liked the livery, but then I haven't liked some of the yahoos that get to ride in it, either.

User currently offlineAirlinelover From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 5580 posts, RR: 23
Reply 8, posted (12 years 9 months 1 week 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 1808 times:

Leave it the way it is. It is just fine.. I just wish I could see the INSIDE! Big grin

Chris



Lets do some sexy math. We add you, subtract your clothes, divide your legs and multiply
User currently offlineBlink182 From Azerbaijan, joined Oct 1999, 5476 posts, RR: 15
Reply 9, posted (12 years 9 months 1 week 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 1805 times:

I remember somebody drew an Airforce one livery that had longhorns sticking out on the top and a sign that says, "Don't mess with Texas". Obviously this is when George W. was elected.
I don't mind this livery, but there have been some presidents that I don't think deserved to fly in it.
rgds,
blink182



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User currently offlineCritter592 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (12 years 9 months 1 week 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 1800 times:

I wish they would have kept the 707-320C. She was Beautiful in those colors.

User currently offlineSilverstreak From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 281 posts, RR: 1
Reply 11, posted (12 years 9 months 1 week 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 1775 times:

Keep the Lowey scheme! It's a classic! I think that the 747 is a very difficult airplane to design a scheme for. It looks fine.

User currently offlineBoeing 747-311 From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 795 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (12 years 9 months 1 week 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 1727 times:

I think they should update it to the colors of teh american flag!

have a nice day,

boeing 747-311



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User currently offlineUS330 From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 3841 posts, RR: 14
Reply 13, posted (12 years 9 months 1 week 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 1711 times:

It is truly one of the most, if not the most, recognized livery in the skies. It is very unique and easily identifiable. Like others have said, it is truly timeless and a classic.

User currently offlineBO__einG From Canada, joined Apr 2000, 2769 posts, RR: 19
Reply 14, posted (12 years 9 months 1 week 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 1682 times:

The 707 is still kept.. But it aint flying thou.. Seattle museum of Flight they got it preserved.. Ive yet to visit it sometime.


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